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Detailed A2, AS and GCSE Physics

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Detailed A2, AS and GCSE Physics

#### AS Physics Diffraction Patterns, Single and Double Slit Interference

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AS Physics Edexcel A Level. Double Lesson introducing the idea of interference with Young’s double slit experiment. Double and single slit patterns discussed and compared. Explanation created using prior knowledge about phase and path difference. Huygen’s principle discussed and applied to single slits. Students are prompted to make their own predictions of behaviour. Demo of single and double slit needed to accompany this. Multiple exam questions and answers throughout and knowledge check quiz.

#### A2 Astrophysics

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5 Lesson sequence (for 5 double lessons of 1h40) for Edexcel Physics A Level A2. Including life cycle of a star, H-R diagram, red shift, Doppler shift, Hubble’s Law, Fate of the universe, Wein’s Law, Stefan Boltzman Law, measuring astronomical distances, luminosity, black body radiators, and nuclear binding energy. Practice questions, exam questions and solutions given.

#### A2 Physics - Red Shift, Hubble's Law, & the End of the Universe

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A2 Physics Edexcel. Whole lesson covering the Doppler effect generally, red shift and in relation to atomic line spectra. Hubble’s law and predicting the age of the universe from this. Discussion of the possible fates for the universe and derivation of the critical density. Multiple choice quiz.

#### A2 Physics - Simple Harmonic Motion

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A2 Physics Exexcel. Introduction to simple harmonic motion including derivation of the equation for displacement, velocity and acceleration using analysis of physical motion and differentiation. Comparative work for graphs of displacement, velocity and acceleration. Summary questions and multiple choice questions and answers.

#### A2 Physics - Nuclear Binding Energy & Fusion

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A2 Physics Edexcel. Lesson about nuclear binding energy, mass deficit, and the binding energy per nucleon graph. Example questions and solutions. Nuclear fusion and how much energy is released in the Hydrogen to Helium process.

#### Motion - GCSE Physics 9-1 Edexcel

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Whole topic (combined science: physics chapter 1) for edexcel. Mostly double lesson (1hr 40) powerpoints with one single lesson. Answers and questions given throughout. Learning objectives, practical activities and plenaries given. 1a. Distance-Time Graphs 1b. Vectors and Scalars 1c. Acceleration 1d. Velocity-Time Graphs

#### Radioactive/Nuclear Decay A Level Prior Knowledge

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A2 A level physics edexcel. A lesson to intro the module by completing a recap of all the key aspects of GCSE radioactivity: background radiation, A-Z notation, processes of alpha, beta plus, beta minus and gamma radiation, nuclear decay equations, evidence for the discovery of neutrino, properties of alpha, beta and gamma. Home learning/ homework to complete a risk assessment of using nuclear sources in the lab.

#### AS Physics Diffraction Gratings, Formula Derivation and Practical

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AS Physics Edexcel A Level. Double or triple lesson. Introducing the idea of diffraction gratings and how to find the slit width for a grating. Derivation of the nλ = d sin(θ) formula and how to find θ geometrically through experimentation. Practice questions and answers. Instructions for practical (and questions to get students planning the practical for themselves) to find the wavelength of a laser using diffraction gratings(Core practical 8). Full set of example data and analysis. Exam practice questions and answers.

#### AS Physics Superposition and Interference

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Complete topic for wave basics, radians, wave phase, superposition, standing waves, harmonics in music, double and single slit interference, and diffraction gratings. Instructions for practicals using standing waves to find the mass per unit length of a string and to find the wavelength of light using a diffraction grating. Example data given for each practical. Derivation of key formulae. Exam questions given throughout with solutions.

#### Converting Mass and Energy with E=mc2 (A2 Physics Edexcel)

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A2 A level Physics Edexcel. Converting energy and mass using Einstein’s E=mc2. Discussion of the principles of special relativity. Use of binomial expansion and the Lorentz factor to derive that energy is rest mass and kinetic energy. For A grade. High level challenge and cross curricular links. Explanation of electron volts as units for mass and discussion of the unified mass constant. Example questions and worked solutions. Long answer 6 mark explanation step by step hints and model answers.

#### The Standard Model of Particle Physics (A2 Physics Edexcel)

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A2 A level physics edexcel. A complete double lesson dedicated to the standard model including quarks, leptons, baryons and mesons. Details the fundamental particles, their relative size and charges. Predicting the quark composition of mesons due to charge. The hierachy of quark matter. Conservation laws and applying them to practice questions to see if particle decays are allowed. Quiz about all the basic facts. Questions and answers given.

#### Radioactive Half Life and Nuclear Equations (A2 Physics Edexcel)

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A2 Alevel physics edexcel. Full double lesson for radioactive half life. Derivation of exponential and logarithmic equations from first principles using integration. Perfect for A/A* students. Practice of using equations building from simple GCSE methods to full A level difficulty. Questions and answers given. Full description of protactinium generator including how to analyze results plotting both exponential and logarithmic graphs. Full experimental data given for if the school doesn’t have the protactinium generator.

#### A2 Physics - Black Body Radiation

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A2 Physics Edexcel. Black body radiators, and radiation curves. Wein’s Law and the Stefan Boltzman relationship. Practice questions and solutions.

#### AS Physics Standing Waves

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AS Physics Edexcel A Level. A double lesson. Introducing superposition, coherence, standing waves, constructive and destructive interference. Description of standing waves and how they occur, labeling of nodes and anti-nodes. Comparison of standing and progressive waves. Simple exam question quiz with answers. Application to standing waves in a microwave practical and exam question testing understanding of the practical. Practice questions and answers given throughout.

#### A2 Physics - SHM Damping and Resonance

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A2 Physics Edexcel. A discussion of forced, free and damped oscillations. Examples of light, heavy and critical damping and graphically. Discussion of resonance and two practicals. Multiple choice questions and answers.

#### GCSE Physics - 6 Mark Questions Model Answers

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GCSE Physics Edexcel. Over 20 model answers to 6 mark QWC questions from the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE complete with questions and mark schemes. Question sheet of just questions, and sheet of model answers and mark schemes.

#### A2 Physics - Life Cycle of a Star & Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

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A2 Physics Edexcel. Whole lesson discussing the life cycle of a star in significant detail. Discussion of the Hertzsprung Russell digram and paths different stars take in the diagram. Past exam questions and solutions.

#### AS Physics Practical Standing Waves on a String

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AS Physics Edexcel A Level. Core Practical 7 guide encouraging students to identify relationships and plan investigation and graphical techniques. Full set of instructions, results table, link to y=mx+c, and example results. Lab report word template sheet given.

#### Radioactivity - Whole Topic GCSE Revision

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GCSE Edexcel Physics. Entire topic revision slides, specification points, exam questions, answers, practicals and model answers for 6 mark questions. Combined Physics and Separate Physics. The separate topic is clearly marked. Includes: Atomic models, Rutherford scattering, plum pudding, isotopes, ions, electrons moving orbits, background radiation, alpha, beta and gamma radiation, radioactive decay and equations, half life, applications of radioactivity, ionisation, irradiation, contamination, hospital use, nuclear power and accidents, PET scanners, Gamma cameras, Nuclear fission and reactors, nuclear fusion.

#### A2 Physics - Star Luminosity & Astronomical Distances

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A2 Physics Edexcel. Whole lesson resource. Description of luminosity and calculation practice. Discussion of the 4 ways of measuring astro distances and practice calculations (stellar parallax, Cepheid variables, standard candles, supernovae and red shift. Exam practice questions (long answer) and example answers for students to mark themselves to promote understanding or mark schemes.